Vasundhara Raje government on Friday reinstated the suspended 1983 batch IAS officer Ashok Singhvi. Singhvi was suspended on 17 September 2015 for almost two years. Having reinstated Singhvi’s career has got a fresh lease of life until retirement on 30 Sept 2018. He is likely to be given a posting soon.
Singhvi, the then Principal Secretary, Dept of Mining & Petroleum, was in September 2015 arrested by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) in September 2015. On September 16, 2017 he would have completed two years of suspension.
As per the All India Services Rules (discipline and appeal) 1969, which governs the IAS officers, the suspension cannot be beyond two years. If a member of the Service is suspended on charges of corruption the inquiry period should not exceed two years. Failing this the suspension order shall automatically stand revoked. And, after 02 years, the suspension can be continued only if the review committee of the central government makes such a recommendation against the bureaucrats.